Tenesmic Te*nes"mic, a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to tenesmus; characterized by tenesmus. [1913 Webster]

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  • tenesmic — Relating to or marked by tenesmus …   Medical dictionary

  • Tenesmus — Straining, especially long continued, ineffectual and painful straining, at stool or in urination. Straining at stool is called rectal tenesmus; straining at urination is called vesical tenesmus. * * * A painful spasm of the urogenital diaphragm… …   Medical dictionary

  • tenesmus —   n. Medicine, ineffective urge or straining to empty bowels or bladder.    ♦ tenesmic,   a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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